|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1896|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1954|
Gertrude Eunice Jemison was born February 22, 1896, in Atoka, Indian Territory (Chickasaw Nation), now Oklahoma (Atoka County), daughter of William Pouncey Jemison (1868-1941) and Eula Eunice James (1873-1923). The 1900 Federal Census for Township 1, Indian Territory (Choctaw Nation) shows Eunice G. Jemison, age 4, born February 1896 in Indian Territory; living in with her father, William P. Jemison, a farmer/rancher, age 31, born November 1868 in Texas; and her mother, Eula, age 26, born October 1873 in Indian Territory. Also living in the household were Gertrude's two siblings: James D., age 7, born July 1892 in Indian Territory; and Jennie L., age 1, born August 1898 in Indian Territory.
Eunice first married Clarence Dickey Luper, born July 10, 1893 in Coxburg, Tennessee (Benton County), son of Thomas Dorsey Luper and Willie Ann Hatley. Eunice and Clarence had one daughter, Eula Mae Luper, born July 19, 1914 in Clarita, Oklahoma (Coal County). The U.S. World War I Draft Registration Records show that Clarence Dickey Luper registered for the World War I draft on June 5, 1917. He was age 24, living in Clarita, Oklahoma (Coal County). He was born July 10, 1893 in Coxburg, Tennessee. At the time of his registration, he was working for the telephone exchange in Clarita and he has a wife and child. He described himself as medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair. He states on his registration that his wife owns 160 acres of good land which she has rented.
Eunice and Clarence apparently divorced as by 1930 he had married a woman named Myrtle Owens and was living in Ranchvale, New Mexico (Curry County). Clarence died in 1954 in New Mexico. Eunice second married a man named Carson and apparently they also divorced.
The 1930 Federal Census for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Oklahoma County) shows Gertrude Carson, an oil contractor clerk, divorced, age 34, born in Oklahoma, living on North Robinson Avenue. The census shows that she was age 17 at the time of her first marriage. Her daughter, Eula Mae Luper, age 15, born in Oklahoma, was living with her.
Eunice died July 22, 1954 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Oklahoma County) and was buried in Durant, Oklahoma (Bryan County) in Highland Cemetery.
Obituary, The Oklahoman, July 23, 1954
Mrs. Gertrude J. Carson, 58, of 304 NE 10, died Thursday at her home after suffering a heart attack. Rosary will be at 8:15 pm Friday in the Smith and Kernke funeral chapel. Requiem mass will be at 9 am Saturday in the Corpus Christi church.
Mrs. Carson was born February 22, 1896 in Oconee, Cole County, and came to Oklahoma City in 1926. She was a member of St. Rita Guild of the Altar society of Corpus Christi church, Third Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, St Teresa of Jesus, and Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Eula Mae Hardwick, Odessa, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Watson, 1412 NW 19, Mrs. Mae Breedlove, Durant, Mrs. Lois Gissel, Houston, Texas and Mrs. Clifford Hacker, Guymon; a brother Sgt. J. M. Jemison, Lawton; and two grandchildren.
William Pouncey Jemison (1868 - 1941)
Eula Eunice James Jemison (1873 - 1923)
Eula Mae Luper Hardwick (1914 - 1961)*
Joe D Jemison (1892 - 1906)*
Willie P Jemison (1894 - 1895)*
Gertrude Eunice Jemison Carson (1896 - 1954)
Virginia L Jemison Gissel (1899 - 1929)*
Vera Jemison Watson (1900 - 1974)*
Mary May Jemison Breedlove (1904 - 1976)*
Osceola Jemison Gissel (1907 - 1990)*
Eula Ruth Jemison Hacker (1910 - 1959)*
James Marshall Jemison (1913 - 1966)*
Plot: Section 1, Lot 1674
Created by: TimelessSpirits
Record added: Aug 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75500867